Category Archives: Illegal Abortion Deaths

Abortion deaths: 5,000-10,000 women a year?

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The New York Times Lied About Number of Illegal Abortion Deaths

“By 1967, the year  the [New York Times] was declaring 4000 women dead annually from abortion, there were only 133 such deaths on record. The New York Times had allowed itself an editorial adjustment of slightly more than 3000%.” James … Continue reading

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Dr. John Willke on legal and illegal abortion deaths

One article on illegal abortion said the following: In a telephone interview, [Pro-life activist Dr. John] Willke said “nobody has the slightest idea” how many illegal abortions took place before 1973. He said, however, the number of abortion-related deaths was … Continue reading

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Legal abortion deaths were higher than illegal ones, prior to Roe versus Wade

David Reardon cites statistics from Hilger’s Medical Hazards of Abortion on abortion deaths after abortion was legalized in New York (before Roe versus Wade): “In contrast to New York’s “official” safety record for abortion, a 1971 study done by Dr. Joseph … Continue reading

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There was no “detectable change” in the number of abortion deaths after legalization

A study showed that the legalization of abortion did not lead to a big decrease in abortion related deaths. This was not what pro-choicers claimed would happen when abortion was legalized: “As a result, there has been no detectable change … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice Activist Malcolm Potts Admits that Pro-Choicers Lie About Illegal Abortions

Pro-Choice activist Malcolm Potts, who campaigned to make abortion legal all over the world: “Those who want the [abortion] law to be liberalized will stress the hazards of illegal abortion and claim that hundreds, or thousands, of women die unnecessarily … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice “Facts”: Illegal Abortion Deaths

Another extremely common lie told by pro-choice organizations like Planned Parenthood is that thousands of women died of illegal abortions before Roe V. Wade. For example: Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman recently wrote, “After all, those of us who remember … Continue reading

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